Iguaçu Falls is a magnificent wonder of nature's beauty and power. It's gorgeous, and humbling.
It is also huge. In particular, it is wide. The falls are divided into many different waterfalls and cataracts that make it a delight to explore. Both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides are very well done and both respective parks have walkways and hikes to explore the falls. The Brazil side has breathtaking vistas that capture the vastness of the falls while Argentina’s side allows an up-close look from all angles (as well as some activities!). Since both sides are amazing, we decided to do both!
On the Brazilian side, we stayed at the oasis Hostel Natura, which is outside of town on gorgeous grounds. Lean into the hippy vibes, and enjoy.
The Iguaçu National Park on the Brazil side of the falls offers tons of hikes and activities, but the main event is a hike that follows the length of the falls. View after view after view of the massive falls with a finale consisting of a walk along the base to feel the water’s powerful spray. Also not bad is the top-notch lunch buffet restaurant that sits on top of the falls!
Next we headed to Argentina. We bought a two-day pass so we could explore the expansive National Park to our hearts content. There are several worthwhile walking loops and they are all differently spectacular. Our favorite was probably above the falls, where you can watch the water roll over the edge into a terrifying abyss. Take the last train (yes, there’s a train) at 4:00 PM to avoid the crowds.
On Day Two, we explored before opting for a little boat ride…into the falls. This joy ride takes you all along the base of the falls and then guns it into the falls so you can really feel the water’s power. It was hilarious. See for yourself…
I can't believe we did that, but I'd definitely do it again! Would you?